Philadelphia Brunch Reception Venue Recommendations

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

@leonina:  I would suggest Morris Arboretum or Colonial Dames (which is in the city and you can have your own Caterer). If you do Colonial Dames I’d say go with Day by Day catering. They do an amazing brunch!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@leonina:  The Bellevue (where we held a Father’s Day brunch the day after our wedding–which was also there) has a wonderful brunch, and the space is lovely.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge is just outside Valley Forge Park, has beautiful views, reasonable catering prices, and a chapel on site for the ceremony.  The price might be a little more than $80/pp when you include site rental, but the caterers might be able to work with you on price since it’s a brunch event.  Ludwig’s Gourmet does the catering, and they made a delicious dinner for my reception last year!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Hi! I would recommend looking into the Morris Hotel. We’re looking for venues for a small engagement brunch as well. It’s right in center city, a block from Washington Square, so tourism will be easy after or before. We’ve been to there hotel for dinner, the place is delicious and has lots of personality, and the event prices seem reasonable, there courtyard seats 120 guests. Good luck! 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@chocolatebean:  When I inquired about the Morris House Hotel for our wedding (a Saturday evening) the prices were outrageous. Crazy expensive. I don’t know if a brunch is different…or if they charge a lot to rent out the entire space (which i’m guessing they would require for 100 guests, but maybe not a small engagement party). The courtyard is gorgeous though!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Are you interested in a hotel? I would recommend contacting hotels and simply saying you would like to host a brunch event for approximately 100 guests and see what the prices are. They won’t necessarily know it’s for a wedding. I don’t know if all hotels will charge you a venue efe – I feel like a lot won’t charge a venue fee for brunch.

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